The 64 Days of Christmas?

More than a month has passed since Christmas… and I’m finally taking down our Christmas wreath.

Our Christmas Wreath

It’s not because I forgot about it… I didn’t.

It’s not because I was too lazy or too busy to take it down… because I’m not.

Truth is… Continue reading

An Addams Family Forecast

It’s been months since we’ve had a really good soaking rain in Tulsa. Sure, this January’s sunshine and mild weather is welcome by many especially when you compare it to last year’s record winter, but I think we all agree that a little rain is a good thing. I was glad to see the rain last night and this morning. My backyard pansies sure seem happy, too.

My Pansies!

We’ve had several storm systems blow through over the past several weeks, but we just haven’t been able to squeeze out enough moisture to get a really good rain in Tulsa. Perhaps what we really needed Continue reading

Welcome to The Sunshine Stand

Welcome to the Sunshine Stand! 

I have a soft spot for the weather and all four seasons. Even though we are in the heart of winter, lately, it is spring and “springing up” of lemonade stands that I find myself thinking of the most. I love walking the neighborhood and stumbling upon small salespeople licking their lips (and their sticky fingers) while manning their lemonade stands. They have such sunny dispositions, and the hopefulness that they’ll make a few bucks is sweeter than the lemonade they peddle. I always stop for a small Dixie cup of the watered down stuff and leave an extra big tip.

“TheSunshineStand.com” is inspired and dedicated to all of those “small business owners”. They say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” right? Here you’ll find my observations on life, happiness and the sunshine that can be found even on the darkest day.

I know a thing or two about weather as well. I’ve spent the past decade tracking some of the most violent and volatile weather in the world, as a Weekday Morning and Midday TV Meteorologist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I recently left that dream job in search of other dreams. The girl can take herself out of weather, but you can’t take the passion for the weather out of this girl. So, I’ll still be tracking storms for my friends and family, and sharing some safety tips with you. Mixed in you’ll also find stories filled sunshine…and I hope you’ll share your own too:)

So, welcome to my virtual “Sunshine Stand”. ( You have the mental visual, right?) You can get the lemonade from the neighbors’ kids… you’ll always find sunshine right here:)

Shine On!!!
Julie